Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans
|Common name:||Lemon cichlid, Lemon Lamprologus|
|Scientific name:||Neolamprologus leleupi|
|Origin:||Lake Tanganyika, East Africa|
|Tank setup:||Plenty of rocky decor with sand substrate (or fine gravel).|
|Compatibility:||Not for the community tank, keep with similar Tanganyikan cichlids.|
|Water chemistry:||Hard and alkaline: pH 7.8-9.0, GH 12-20, KH 14-20 ideally, but at least 6.|
|Feeding:||Carnivorous, but will accept most aquarium foods.|
|Sexing:||The sexes are difficult to distinguish, allow pairs to form from a group.|
|Breeding:||Cave spawners. Around 100 adhesive eggs are laid and guarded by the female.
The male guards the territory and can be quite aggressive.|
This striking fish provides a great colour contrast in a Tanganyikan community aquarium.